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  1. Special session to start todayRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 13 | NWAonline

    Members of the Arkansas House of Representatives, including Rep. Charlene Fite , R-Van Buren, and Rep. Mark McElroy , D-Tillar, applaud Monday afternoon for Rep. Matthew Shepherd , R-El Dorado, after he won the election to be the next speaker of the House. The Arkansas General Assembly will convene this morning for a special session on a number of issues, including regulating pharmacy benefit managers, expanding a state tax break to use college savings plans for kindergarten-12th grade expenses and changing the open-container law to avoid losing $12 million in federal highway funds.


  2. Arkansas man, 38, guilty of murder, jury saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Mar 10 | NWAonline

    A Crawford County man was sentenced Friday to 17 years in prison for the shotgun slaying of a man and setting his home on fire while the man lay dying. A circuit court jury of nine men and three women deliberated for about three hours Friday before convicting Jeremy Brake, 38, of second-degree murder in the Oct. 10, 2016, death of Michael King.


  3. $8.5M to help revitalize 3 spansRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 8 | NWAonline

    The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded more than $8.5 million to repair and rehabilitate three bridges in the Fort Smith area, members of Arkansas' congressional delegation announced. The offices of U.S. Sens. John Boozman and Tom Cotton and 3rd Congressional District U.S. Rep. Steve Womack said in a news release the grant award is made through the department's Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery [TIGER] program.


  4. Van Buren man killed in police-pursuit crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Mar 3 | NWAonline

    A Van Buren man died in an early-morning crash Friday during a chase with police, according to a Fort Smith Police Department news release. Victor Sallee, 56, was declared dead at the scene of the accident at Zero Street and Massard Road.


  5. Fort Smith man dies in head-on crash during police pursuitRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 2 | NWAonline

    A driver who was fleeing authorities died after his vehicle crashed head-on into a truck early Friday morning, police said. The Fort Smith Police Department said in a statement that the chase started about 1:40 a.m. after an officer tried to stop a vehicle that had been traveling at a high rate of speed.


  6. Native Arkansan filmmakers put Van Buren in spotlightRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 15 | NWAonline

    Thanks to tax breaks, a lot of movies these days are either set or shot in cities like Atlanta, New Orleans or Albuquerque. Arkansas doesn't offer those kinds of incentives, but that didn't stop rookie feature writer-director Devon Parks from transforming the town of Van Buren to the way it looked at the dawn of the 20th century.


  7. Couple, minor son arrested after boy takes stolen gun to schoolRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 3, 2018 | NWAonline

    A Van Buren couple and their minor son were arrested this week after police said the boy's parents knew he had a stolen gun and had taken it to school. Ruben Granados, 32, and Melissa Granados, 29, were arrested on charges of felony theft by receiving and tampering with physical evidence after their son, a student at Central Elementary School, took the handgun to school Tuesday and showed it to other students, according to a news release Friday from the Van Buren Police Department.


  8. Other daysRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 30, 2018 | NWAonline

    Several wagon loads of clothing, carpets, rugs, canned goods, smoked meats, hardware and other supplies were recovered by the police here today as a result of the arrest of John and Fred Sipple, brothers; Ray Langley and Theo Rice, each about 20 years of age and living in this city. They were arrested early today as they were leaving Van Buren for Fort Smith with an auto truck full of valuables stolen from the People's Outfitting Company in that city.


  9. 10-year-old Arkansas boy has a line on official state fishRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 14, 2018 | NWAonline

    At an aquarium in Springfield, Mo., Henry Foster points to an alligator gar, a species he'd like to see exalted in Arkansas. Henry Foster said Arkansas would be unique because no other state so honors the alligator gar, which can grow to be several feet long and weigh hundreds of pounds.


  10. Fort Smith becomes a boomtownRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 31, 2017 | NWAonline

    Last week I wrote about the founding of Fort Smith by the U.S. Army in December 1817. Today I continue to summarize the 200-year history of Arkansas' second largest city.


  11. Other daysRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 27, 2017 | NWAonline

    The strike of the 65 operators of the southwestern Telephone Company, which has been in effect since September 19, was practically settled tonight when the company reached an agreement with L. B. Keating, federal mediator, to reinstate 63 of the girls, leaving the disposition of the other two up to the local manager. The strikers will return to work here tomorrow morning at 9 o'clock.


  12. Group fills kids' Christmas wishesRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 23, 2017 | NWAonline

    "A lot of the kids we see are just asking for the basic needs," said Tess Fletcher, executive director of the Children's Advocacy Alliance. "And I just sobbed," she said, recalling the late-December day when she read the siblings' wishes that had been hanging on an angel tree.


  13. Arkansas man admits guilt in ax handle attack that killed good SamaritanRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 12, 2017 | NWAonline

    A Crawford County man was sentenced to life in prison Monday after pleading guilty to first-degree murder in the June 2016 beating death of a good Samaritan who allowed him to move in to his home. Randall Jordan, 36, was to have gone on trial today in Crawford County Circuit Court on a capital murder charge for which the state was seeking the death penalty.


  14. Trial is set in slaying of man in Van BurenRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 11, 2017 | NWAonline

    A Crawford County man is scheduled to go on trial Tuesday in a capital-murder case, and the state is seeking the death penalty. Randall Jordan, 36, is accused of beating Larry Eugene Jones, 59, with an ax handle as he slept in his bed in June 2016.


  15. Crawford, Sebastian added to counties on burn-ban listRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 8, 2017 | NWAonline

    As of Thursday, 46 of the state's 75 counties have banned outdoor burning, according to the Arkansas Forestry Commission website. All but nine counties in the southeast corner of the state are rated high for wildfire danger on the commission's website.


  16. Other daysRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 2, 2017 | NWAonline

    Constable Edward Winfrey of Van Buren township and his chief deputy, Addis Ben Bryan, were found guilty of introducing liquor by a jury in Circuit Court here this afternoon, and each was fined $150. Thomas Oliver of the night police force, indicted and tried jointly with the two constables, was acquitted.


  17. Driver charged in I-40 crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 1, 2017 | NWAonline

    A White County man has been charged with felony negligent homicide, driving while intoxicated and other charges in the Oct. 23 traffic accident on Interstate 40 in Franklin County that killed an Oklahoma man. Charges were filed Wednesday in Franklin County Circuit Court against 31-year-old David Ray Thomason of Bradford.


  18. Toppled-Ten suspect sent to State HospitalRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 17, 2017 | NWAonline

    Michael Tate Reed hugs a family member Thursday in the Pulaski County Courthouse after being declared mentally unfit to stand trial in the destruction of Arkansas' Ten Commandments monument. The Van Buren man accused of smashing Arkansas' brand-new Ten Commandments monument and posting the video on the Internet was indefinitely committed to the State Hospital on Thursday after a diagnosis by state doctors that he is unfit to stand trial at least for now.


  19. 7 Dairy Queens to open in part of ArkansasRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 14, 2017 | NWAonline

    A franchisee will open seven Dairy Queen operations in the Northwest Arkansas area, with the first expected to open in Springdale by May. Aimee Sims of Alabama, said Monday she, along with her husband Terry, plan on investing $12 million to $15 million on the total deal. Plans are for two Dairy Queen locations in Fort Smith, with one each in Van Buren, Rogers, Springdale, Siloam Springs, and Tontitown.


  20. Two men sought in electronics theftRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 11, 2017 | NWAonline

    Police were looking for two men Thursday suspected in the pre-dawn break-in at the Verizon Wireless store in Van Buren. The two made off with more than $10,000 in electronic devices, according to a police news release.


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